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Title: Participatory GIS in trawl fisheries along Mumbai coast, Maharashtra
Authors: Bhendekar, S. N.
Shenoy, Latha
Raje, S.G.
Chellappan, Anulekshmi
Singh, Ram
Keywords: Fishery management;Participatory GIS;Resource mapping
Issue Date: Aug-2016
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: An effort was made to prepare thematic maps of fisheries resources from trawlers along Mumbai coast, Maharashtra using Participatory GIS. Geospatial data on fishing, catch and samples of fish from commercial fishing vessels was collected and processed in Arc GIS 10.2 to develop tools for fishery management and resource conservation of the region. It emerged that the trawlers from Mumbai carried out trawling operations between 20022'50''N to 18012'20''N latitude and 72021'50''E to 72052'00''E longitude in depth range of 5 to 40 m. Catch percentage varied from 66% to 92% and 70% to 95% by multi-day and single-day trawlers respectively. Discard comprised juveniles of commercial species and adult fishes of low market value. In all, 121 species were caught by multi-day and single-day trawlers.
Page(s): 937-942
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.45(08) [August 2016]

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